The University offers a ‘High-Achievers Scheme’ for exceptional students. This scheme is offered to applicants who have selected Heriot-Watt as one of their choices on their UCAS application. Applicants must have demonstrated strong academic ability in previous examinations, as well as impressing Admissions Tutors with their knowledge and skills, as detailed in their UCAS personal statement.
Please note that this scheme is only available to applicants from England, Wales and Northern Ireland who are assessed by the University as 'Rest of UK’ fee status.
To be eligible for the scheme, applicants will normally be predicted by their school or college to achieve results of at least two grades above the standard A-Level entry requirement or comparable level of achievement for other qualifications.
Benefits of the High-Achievers Scheme
Applicants can make their offer Unconditional when accepting Heriot-Watt University as their firm choice
We offer the opportunity for the applicant’s offer to be made Unconditional based on accepting Heriot-Watt University as their firm choice on UCAS Track.
A guaranteed ‘Go Global’ study opportunity
Heriot-Watt University has one of the most international profiles of any UK University and we are keen to offer our students a truly global study experience. We can therefore offer High-Achievers a guaranteed place on our ‘Go Global’ programme which offers Inter-Campus Transfers, Exchanges (including Erasmus+) and short-term global study options.
The options available include:
- A semester or year abroad at our campuses in Dubai and Malaysia (where the same Heriot-Watt degree programme is offered).
- Study at one of our exchange partners throughout the world.
- A short-term study option (e.g. for two weeks) at our campuses in Dubai or Malaysia or with a partner organisation/institution.
This also includes financial support in the form of a generous travel grant which can be used towards costs of a return flight and/or accommodation at our international campuses or exchange partners.
Find out more about our ‘Go Global’ programme.
Complimentary membership of Oriam
Complimentary membership of Oriam, Scotland's new Sports Performance Centre. Oriam has state-of-the-art facilities and is home to the Scottish national rugby, football, basketball, handball and squash squads. Membership for enrolled students includes unlimited access to fitness suites with state of the art equipment, a complimentary induction and over 80 group exercise classes per week.
Financial support to visit Heriot-Watt University
Financial support of up to £50 to visit Heriot-Watt University on one of our Applicant Visit Days and experience one of our beautiful campuses.
Please remember as well that all students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland (who are assessed with ‘Rest of UK’ fee status) are offered generous financial assistance through scholarships and bursaries.